Teac A-160
Dolby B NR

This TEAC A-160 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1974 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $260 and discontinued 3 years later in 1977.

The main features of the TEAC A-160 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the A-160 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable A-160 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the A-160 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • High Density Permaflux Head

Historic events

1974 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.
1975 The first calculator watch was launched by Pulsar.
1976 Texas Instruments introduces "Little Professor" the first electronic educational toy
1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.

Features of TEAC A-160

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Tape Run Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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